#1in15 people in Ireland have Diabetes. 10% of those have Type 1 Diabetes. ref: Diabetes Ireland
Feb 5, 2018 — It all started with an announcement by Minister Harris which left me with a feeling of discrimination being imposed on us adults with type 1 diabetes.
The anger set in when the reality and gravity of this decision finally began to become obvious. The reality that only a few hundred children would actually benefit for Libre reimbursement by the HSE and NOT the thousands that the media headlines actually reported.
A petition was set up to give people an opportunity to voice their feelings and do something about it.
Since then !…….
The petition has nearly 13,000 signatures and many comments & reasons for signing. Please sign it if you have not already done so.
Everything I was, I carry with me.
Everything I will be, lies waiting on the road ahead.
There was a time when #Type1Diabetes was not a part of my life, and then came the diagnosis. Now future #diabetes advocacy lies waiting on the road ahead for me and everyone else who wants to make a difference.
Since we set up the petition –
Equality for all people with #Type1 #Diabetes.
Reimburse Freestyle Libre for adults and children equally.
Simon Harris TD @SimonHarrisTD HSE Ireland @HSELive
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